Infraspection Institute Infrared Thermography Practice Standards

Infraspection Institute LogoThe Infraspection Institute provides training, certification, & support services for thermographers worldwide, in fact it was the first organization to do so in North America.
Their original set of Guides for Thermographers were updated a few years ago, renamed standards and are expanded and reviewed regularly, especially as new applications emerge. They are one of the most widely used set of recommended practices in the industry.
Some of the nine present (Oct 2011) Infraspection Institute Standards were provided as initial content, or served as the foundation, for some of current ASTM standards on Infrared Thermography.

Standard for Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes

This 11 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant. It also specifies report content for properly documenting qualitative and quantitative infrared inspections along with requirements for verifying infrared data. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Measuring Distance/Target Size Values for Infrared Imaging Radiometers

This standard outlines a simple methodology for determining spot measurement size for quantitative thermal imagers. Practicing thermographers need spot size information to determine how close they need to be for accurate temperature measurements. This 7 page document is a must for taking the guesswork out of your quantitative measurements and helping to ensure temperature measurement accuracy. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems & Rotating Equipment

This comprehensive document outlines practices and procedures for specifying and safely performing infrared inspections of operating electrical systems and rotating equipment. This 17 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant.
The standard also specifies report content for properly documenting qualitative and quantitative infrared inspections. Also covered in the standard are temperature limits for electrical and mechanical equipment along with several proven methodologies for prioritizing exceptions.
The standard also includes the IEEE formula for calculating maximum allowable temperature for operating electrical components. This formula is invaluable for establishing pass/fail criteria for components not showing as exceptions. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Measuring and Compensating for Emittance Using Infrared Imaging – (Foundation of ASTM E1933)

This 6 page standard outlines simple, proven techniques for measuring and compensating for emittance of any object. This standard offers simple, step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and may be applied in laboratory or industrial environments. This document is a must for anyone wishing to get the most from their radiometric imager and make accurate infrared temperature measurements. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Infrared Inspections to Detect Pests and Pest Related Damage

This 10 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant. It also specifies report content for properly documenting infrared inspections along with requirements for verifying infrared data.Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Measuring and Compensating for Reflected Temperature Using Infrared Imaging Radiometers – (Foundation of ASTM E1862)

This 6 page standard outlines simple, proven techniques for measuring and compensating for reflected temperature, also known as ambient or background temperature. This standard offers simple, step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and may be applied in laboratory or industrial environments.
This document is a must for anyone wishing to get the most from their radiometric imager and make accurate infrared temperature measurements. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Infrared Inspection of Insulated Roofs 

This application standard outlines practices and procedures for specifying and safely performing infrared inspections of insulated roofing systems. The standard covers procedures for both ground based and aerial inspections.
This 11 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant. It also specifies report content for properly documenting infrared inspections along with requirements for verifying infrared data. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Measuring and Compensating for Transmittance of an Attenuating Medium Using Infrared Imaging Radiometers – (Foundation of ASTM E1897)

This 6 page standard outlines simple, proven techniques for measuring and compensating for transmittance values of windows, filters or atmospheres. This standard offers simple, step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and may be applied in laboratory or industrial environments.
This document is a must for anyone wishing to get the most from their radiometric imager and make accurate infrared temperature measurements. Available in English or Spanish in PDF format.

Standard for Infrared Inspection of Recreational Yachts & Small Craft Constructed of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic and Composite Materials

This comprehensive document outlines practices and procedures for specifying and safely performing infrared inspections of the hulls of recreational yachts and small craft constructed of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or marine composite materials.
This 18 page document defines the roles of all persons involved in the inspection including the End User, Thermographer, and Qualified Assistant.  In addition to infrared equipment requirements, the standard covers both active and passive thermographic techniques and procedures to detect structural details, hidden damage, construction defects, and latent liquid accumulation.  It also specifies report content for properly documenting infrared inspections along with requirements for verifying infrared data. Available in English in PDF format.

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